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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. To visit Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum on your trip to Kaunas, use our Kaunas holiday planner.
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  • This was on the idea of Plymouth Plantation, a peek into how people lived in the old days. This open-air museum was featured on the show The Amazing Race. Unlike Plymouth Plantation where you walk aro...  more »
  • With 18-19 century village architecture mostly from wood. Could be nice to rent a bike and cycle around because area is quite big. 
  • Very nice place for people, who like countryside, folk type houses from different Lithuanian region.